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Drive About Truck Pics 22 Nov 2015 22:57 #164314

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Spot on Paul,
Trouble is , if we go to another photo host site it will be like starting all over again
I dunno if I could handle that
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Drive About Truck Pics 23 Nov 2015 17:33 #164332

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From Eidsvold Q.
This gadget (as I recall) was used to assist with sleeper replacement in railway
line repairs in the area.............









Definately not a one man job , i would think............
not from a ladder anyway.............




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Drive About Truck Pics 23 Nov 2015 21:27 #164341

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Still from Eidsvold Q.

An old HENRY about 1934 I suppose
My dad had a 34 Ford ute, bought new by my grand father (mums side ).Dad got it in 1939 and traded it on a Vanguard ute
in 1952. I used to sit on his lap and steer it around the roads, then at about 10, I used to drive it around the paddocks
at home and eventually got my licence.
Before the Ford ute dad had a T model Ford, then a Maxwell,
The dash clock from the Maxwell I still have ,one day I will mount it in something.














Here is the Maxwell clock.........





Last .....but not least.......a bit of useful info ..........




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Drive About Truck Pics 23 Nov 2015 21:45 #164344

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the top picture is a modified Toft cane loader



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Drive About Truck Pics 23 Nov 2015 22:17 #164346

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Thanks for that Paul.
Been a while since I took the pic.
I thought I seen something about the railway sleeper bit.
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Drive About Truck Pics 24 Nov 2015 09:31 #164351

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it may well have been used for train sleepers as they were used on all sorts of things people had clam shell buckets for the and all sorts of other grabs to use with them as well
If you look in the picture they had set of forks on the front used to gather the sticks into bundles then they pic the bundle up with the jib part
The grab spins 360 degrees with out leaving the seat so the bundle can be dropped in the bolsters from were ever the loaders is

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Drive About Truck Pics 25 Nov 2015 20:00 #164375

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There is still quite a few Toft loaders working around the place, especially in Bundaberg. They are the self propelled hydraulic models though, not tractor based. I watched one loading a Sims Metal trailer a few weeks ago when I was there. And up until recently, there was a guy doing work at house sites, lifting trusses up and so on, but I'm pretty sure WH&S stopped him using it.

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Drive About Truck Pics 25 Nov 2015 20:50 #164383

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Im pretty sure the tractor mounted ones were the first of these style loaders from Toft most had a front axle of a Blitz front and back some were mounted direct to the chassis of a Blitz and could be driven around the paddock from on the loader or down the road in the cab I have seen them on crawlers and studebaker 6x6 come to think of it they seemed to put these loaders on just about everything maybe just what the had at hand was the go

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Drive About Truck Pics 26 Nov 2015 17:49 #164404

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From memory, she is Perkins powered, and you can't see it in the photo, but there is huge drip tray suspended between the wheels to catch all the oil leaks.

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Drive About Truck Pics 26 Nov 2015 18:25 #164407

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By gee Billy I bet this is a Family heirloom. Good work on still having it..
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